Ann Curry returns to University of Oregon to deliver Ruhl Lecture

EUGENE, Ore. – (Feb. 19, 2013) – NBC reporter Ann Curry returns to her alma mater, The University of Oregon, to present the 2013 Ruhl Lecture on ethics on Thursday, Feb. 28. The free, public lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Ford Alumni Center’s Giustina Ballroom, 1720 E 13th Ave, on campus. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Ann CurryCurry, a graduate of the School of Journalism and Communication, will speak about “Journalism: An Act of Faith in the Future.”

Tickets to the Ruhl Lecture are free but pre-registration is required online at journalism.uoregon.edu/ruhl-lecture. Tickets are required at the door. Early registration is recommended due to a limited number of seats.

Those who are unable to acquire a ticket may watch Curry’s presentation via live streaming in the Jaqua Center Auditorium or the Dixon Signature Classroom, room 141, in Allen Hall on the UO campus. Tickets are required for the overflow room as well and can be requested at journalism.uoregon.edu/ruhl-lecture.

The event will also stream live on the School of Journalism and Communication website.

Following her lecture, Curry will take questions from the audience. Viewers from streaming sites may ask questions via the Twitter hashtag #Ruhl2013.

For more information about Ann Curry and Ruhl Lecture, please visit the journalism.uoregon.edu/ruhl-lecture.

About Ruhl Lecture

The Ruhl Symposium on Ethics in Journalism honors Robert W. Ruhl, one of Oregon’s most respected newspaper journalists. As a winner of the 1934 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished and meritorious public service, Ruhl held himself to a high sense of responsibility to the public with uncompromising ethics. Mabel W. Ruhl, Robert’s widow established the Robert and Mabel Ruhl Endowment in 1973 and 1974. In an effort to foster mutually beneficial contact between the School of Journalism and Communication and the mass media, the concept of annual Ruhl Symposium emerged. Ruhl Lectures and Fellows bring distinguished American journalists to deliver public lectures on a significant issue in current journalism. The Ruhl

About the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) produces outstanding writers, editors, digital media makers, strategists and critical thinkers by providing a school grounded in ethics, innovation, action and social responsibility. Students hone their skills while participating in award-winning student media such as Flux, OR Magazine, Mosaic and Oregon News, and more than 10 student groups including Allen Hall Advertising, Allen Hall Public Relations and the National Broadcasters Association. The SOJC hosts the annual Journalists- and Executives-in-Residence programs, as well annual events including the Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism, the Hulteng Conversations in Ethics and the annual Johnston and Ruhl Lectures. The school counts nine Pulitzer Prize winners among its more than 9,000 graduates (journalism.uoregon.edu).

MEDIA CONTACT: Kellee Weinhold, UO School of Journalism and Communication, 541-346-2897, kelleew@uoregon.edu

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